C&K Wilston Community Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Wilston Community Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm

Rooms 

  • Room 1: Nursery (6 weeks to 2 year olds) 
  • Room 2: Pre-Kindy (2 to 3 year olds) 
  • Room 3: Kindy (3 to 5 year olds) 

Location

We are located off Newmarket Road in Wilston, only a stone's throw away from Wilston Station. 

Welcome to C&K Wilston 

At C&K Wilston Community Childcare Centre, we welcome children from 6 weeks of age to 5 years old and provide care and early learning five days a week from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

C&K Wilston Community Childcare Centre is housed in a traditional Queensland-style building. Our home-like environment ensures children feel safe, secure and supported while in the care of our qualified educators. Our educators are dedicated to providing high-quality care to the children and families at the service. C&K Wilston was the recipient of the C&K Excellence and Innovation Awards in 2017 and 2022.

We offer a unique environment with large natural play spaces and we encourage the care of our natural world through modelling and teaching responsibility and sustainability practices. Educators promote sustainable initiatives by recycling, water conservation through the use of water tanks, worm farm, green wall and bush tucker gardens to connect children and families to the environment.

Each day children are provided with tasty nutritional meals, this includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Mealtimes are a wonderful social experience where educators and children are able to sit and discuss plans and discoveries as well as learn a little more about each other.

Nappies are provided for all children who are not yet toilet trained or are in the process of toilet training. When you are ready for your child to progress to toileting independence, our staff are more than willing to support you and your child on this journey.

Inclusions

  • Flexible booking options (read more).
  • Storypark
  • C&K Hat
  • C&K Shirt (kindergarten children)
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Food provided (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

Infant and Toddler Approach

At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for and educate our littlest people at C&K childcare centres. The Infant and Toddler approach, which we have developed, is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child to allow them the opportunity to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Wilston. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Wilston. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us. 

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time.

Book a tour request

Don't miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Complete our enrolment enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list for free. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

Enrolment enquiry

C&K has developed a Infant and Toddler Approach which informs the way we care for and educate our babies and toddlers. Our philosophy for this age is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child.

All C&K childcare centres deliver C&K's Quality Kindergarten Program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, learning is a collaborative process between teachers, educators, children and families. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. Learning through play is an integral part of our education program. Our educators skilfully enrich and extend on children's play experiences, creating a learning program that is tailored and meaningful for your child.

Your child’s learning and care journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website).

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News

C&K Wilston Community Childcare Centre wishes to thank the Queensland Government for making us a recipient of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant. These funds have allowed us to upgrade our playground spaces to make it sustainable so we can educate children on caring for our natural environment.
 

Award for Service Leadership - Kasey West, C&K Wilston Childcare Centre  

This award recognises exemplary leadership by an educator. It showcases efforts that go beyond normal expectations of daily service operation, in order to meet quality outcomes for children, families, educators, service, support professionals, community and greater education sector needs. The award acknowledges innovative solutions and efforts made across the many facets of an early years’ service which combine to enable the service to excel in their service delivery, advocate and lead change and positive create a positive work culture. Kasey West leads the Birth to Three approach at C&K Wilston and is a mentor and leader to her team, and across C&K, and she is also a member of the Community of Practice for educational leadership. As a leader, Kasey engages in strong reflective practice and interprets the strategic initiatives for her team to put into practice.

 

Events

We invite prospective families to contact us to arrange a suitable time to view our beautiful centre and meet our wonderful staff.  

Parent committee meetings and events have been planned in collaboration with children families and staff. Further events will be announced as the year progresses.
 

Childcare Fees

2023-2024

Daily Fees

Nursery room

Up to $161.00

Toddler room

Up to NA

Pre-kindy room

Up to $153.00

Kindy room

Up to $149.50

In 2024 you may be eligible for 15 hours per week free.

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment $100
Discounts may apply in certain circumstances. Speak to your Centre Director for more information.
 

Rooms and age groups

Most C&K childcare centres follow the below age groups for each room, but this may vary between centres:  

  • Nursery: 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddlers: 18 months to 2 years old
  • Pre-kindy: 2 to 3 years old
  • Kindy: 3 to 5 years old

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps eligible families with the cost of childcare via the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). For more information, please visit Services Australia.

The Queensland Government also provides funding for eligible-aged children (children turning 4 by 30 June, in the year they attend a kindy program), attending a centre delivering a government-approved kindergarten program. If eligible, you could receive up 15 hours of free kindy per week.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help eligible families access and maximise the CCS, and minimise out-of-pocket fees. Our 9 and 10 hours sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, not a set start and finish time.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

You can find more informaton on our Childcare Fees page.

Please contact us on 07 3356 3067 if you have any other questions.